أخبار عاجلة فيديوهات

Pre-sessions of 39th UPR

From 6-7 October 2021, UPR Info invited representatives from National Human Rights Institutions and civil society organizations to participate in Pre-session meetings to address the human rights situation of the states that will be reviewed in January 2022: Eswatini, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Sudan, Suriname, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, and Trinidad and Tobago. Click on a country in the timetable below to access the statements delivered by panelists.

Wednesday

6 October

Thursday

7 October

9h00

Samoa

11h00

Tajikistan

 

9h45

Papua New Guinea

 

11h45

Greece

 

10h15

Thailand

 

12h20

Hungary

 

11h05

Sudan

13h00

Lunch Break

11h50

Lunch Break

 

14h00

Ireland

 

13h15

Eswatini

 

14h45

Suriname

 

13h50

Tanzania

 

15h20

Trinidad and Tobago

 

 

Calendar of Reviews for the 4th Cycle

The key dates of the 4th UPR cycle are now available here.

Who we are

UPR Info is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation based in Geneva. It aims to raise awareness of the Universal Periodic Review and to provide capacity-building tools to all stakeholders, such as UN Member States, NHRIs, parliamentarians, civil society, media, and academics.

UPR Info has five focus areas:

  • Capacity BuildingUPR Info is a centre of excellence for the UPR, and seeks to share its expertise with all UPR stakeholders. In addition to training workshops and publications, UPR Info provides world-wide access to the UPR mechanism through its website. 
  • Awareness-raisingUPR Info works to raise awareness about the UPR and contributes through policy dialogue to strengthen the UPR mechanism.

  • Pre-sessionsUPR Info’s Pre-sessions provide CSOs with a strategic advocacy platform to address the human rights issues affecting their country. This programme ensures all human rights issues, and voices of marginalised groups, are discussed prior to the review in Geneva. The Pre-sessions bring CSOs, NHRIs and Recommending States together to influence the recommendations that will be made at the subsequent UPR Working Group Session.

  • UPR Info’s Database of Recommendations holds all UPR recommendations and provides analysis tools and statistics to enhance the monitoring of implementation.
     
  • In-country Programme: UPR Info works at the national level in selected partner countries to support domestic actors' engagement in the UPR. The programme contributes to creating and enabling UPR frameworks consisting of: robust national human rights follow-up systems; nationwide civil society UPR coalitions; and meaningful partnerships between CSOs, NHRIs and the government. Specifically, the programme is comprised of five interlinked steps, offering a unique opportunity for participants to enhance their knowledge about the UPR, and to create a strategy on the implementation of recommendations issued at the UPR. Each step is carefully designed in close cooperation with national partners to address concrete needs at national level. It fosters a collaborative and inclusive approach between all UPR stakeholders.